Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 30th Christmas Stamp-a-stack: 3 Spots remaining!

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack – 3 SPOTS LEFT!
Tuesday November 30th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

There is still plenty of time to make your Christmas cards. At this class you will make 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).

COST: $30 for class
Bring a friend I have never met and class this class for $20!
Place an order of $50 that day, get the class half price
Place an order of $75 that day, get the class for FREE
(Demonstrators can attend for $20)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Creating with My Digital Studio


About this time of year, we all start looking for unique gifts for those on our gift giving list. My Digital Studio offers a great and efficient way for you to create gifts from the heart including cards, photo books, scrapbooks, calendars...and now journals. Last month Stampin' Up announced they are offering a journal option where you can design the front and back covers of a 6.25 x 8.25 journal! How cool is that? Here's a sample of a monogrammed journal. Who wouldn't want to receive one of these?

Best of all, you can make it completely personalized to the person receiving the gift. The only limit is your imagination. There's also a really cute template in My Digital Studio which you can easily customize:

My Digital Studio is affordably priced, and offers you limitless possibilities.

From now until November 30th, you can get My Digital Studio at 50% OFF or as part of the Digital Starter Kit at 50% off. Click on the links below:

Stampin Up! Spectacular Sale Event
50% OFF Starter Kits

To shop, visit my Stampin up website at

It's an amazing deal you don't want to miss!

Technique of the Week: Quick & Easy Way to Line an Envelope

This week learn how to line your envelopes! This may seem like a simple thing but it adds a finishing touch to your handmade creations!
Stampin' Up Supply List
  • Stamps: Bright Christmas (W121678/C121318), Christmas Collage (121179)
  • Ink: Soft Suede Classic (115657)
  • Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Soft Suede (115318), Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (117159)
  • Accessories: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Pearls (119247), Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Old Olive Striped Grosgrain (115618)
  • Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Cherry Cobbler
    • 8.5 x 5.5

  • Crumb Cake
    • 3 x 4 for stamped background image
    • Scrap for greeting

  • Soft Suede
    • 3.25 x 4.25 for matting stamped image

  • Jolly Holiday
    • 5.75 x 3 for envelope
Technique Directions
  1. Cut Designer Series Paper to 5.75 to 3. You may need to trim a hair off the 5.75 inch side to make it fit into the envelope.

  1. Lick flap and slide Designer Series Paper into envelope.

  1. On the front it will look like this. Trim off overhang with paper snips.

  1. Fold along crease with bone folder. You can keep it shut with SNAIL or Dotto.

Finishing Touches
  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. Ink up Christmas Collage background stamp with Soft Suede and stamp on Crumb Cake.
  3. Attach stamped panel to Soft Suede mat with SNAIL.
  4. Attach ribbon in behind panel, and then attach ribbon and panel to card as shown.
  5. Stamp greeting in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock and punch with Decorative Label. Attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Trim edge of ribbon as shown and then top off with a Very Vanilla button using a glue dot.
  7. Add pearls to bottom right of stamped image.
You can step up your cards by lining your envelopes this year. This a great way to add some elegance to your projects while using up extra Designer Series Paper!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WOW! SAVE 50% on the Starter Kits!!!

What do you call it when you get over $375 in crafting and business supplies for only $107.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but Stampin' Up! is calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $215 (plus free shipping!)

The starter kit is not only a fantastic savings, it includes the benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell. This is what I call the "I want it all" kit! 

• 50% OFF the kit-either Standard or Digital...WOW (First time EVER this cheap!!!!)
• You can customize your own stamp sets, ink pads, ribbon, papers and more!!!
• Earn additional income while sharing creativity.
• Make new and lasting friendships.
• Staring Dec. 1st, you'll get to pre-order products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration'll get the products FIRST and get a discount!
• Enjoy exclusive access to thousands of creative ideas and samples.
• Receive a free subscription to an exclusive monthly magazine.
• Receive two free months subscription to your own business website.
• Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.
• 30% off your first order within your first 60 days (min. $200)!
• Free catalogues every time they come out.
• The chance to order products before anyone else!


  • Get A 20%+ discount that you can use for the next 6 months or longer! There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, $400 in product sales is required.
  • If you were thinking of getting My Digital Studio, with this deal you get it for about the same price (MDS retails for $106.50) , but you save the shipping and taxes plus you get a whole bunch of free products! To see what's in the Digital + Standard kit, click HERE
  • In the Standard starter kit, the stamps sets alone are valued at $110.80!!!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Technique of the Week: Embossed Vellum


This week's technique features embossing Vellum Cardstock with the Big Shot.

Stampin' Up Supply List
  • Stamps: Butterfly Prints (W121049/C120738)
  • Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Concord Crush (119785), Peach Parfait (119783) Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Concord Crush (119792) Cardstock, Cardstock Vellum (101856)
  • Accessories: Concord Crush Polystitched Ribbon (119265), Basic Rhinestones (119246), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Butterfly Punch (119848)
Cardstock Dimensions for this Project
  • Concord Crush
    • 8.5 x 5.5
  • Cardstock Velllum
    • 5.25 x 4
  • Whisper White
    • Scrap for stamped butterfly
Technique Directions
  1. Run cardstock Vellum through Big Shot using desired embossing folder.
  2. Attach to project using Mini Glue Dots. You want to place the glue dots where they will be covered up by accessories or stamped images.
  • With this technique, you want to make sure you use Cardstock Vellum. It is heavier and runs through the Big Shot without tearing. Lighter weight Vellum will tear as it is embossed.
  • This is a great way to add texture in a unique way.
Finishing Touches
  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. Emboss vellum and attach using glue dots as outlined above.
  3. Attach ribbon to card by tucking edges of ribbon underneath edge and ensuring they are covered up on the flip side.
  4. Stamp a butterfly on Whisper White - one each of Blushing Bride, Concord Crush and Peach Parfait – and punch out with Butterfly Punch and put aside. Attach to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Top off each butterfly with a Basic Rhinestone.
Cards that wow don't have to be complicated or time consuming. Simple and elegant techniques like this one can take things to the next level without a lot of extra steps! Try it today :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stampin' Up! Christmas Wish List

I filled out a list and checked it twice. A gift of stamps would really be nice.

It’s just the right size, a perfect fit. Anything on this list, I’d love to get.

And if you’d like, Roxane can even wrap my gift too. See how easy I’ve made this for you!

No need to go out, just stay at home. And contact Roxane by
e-mail or phone.

Avoid all the traffic, and highway ramps,

Just sit back, relax…and order me some STAMPS!!

Candy Wrapper Stocking Stuffer

With every new catalog, it is fun to see what new products are available for the Big Shot. The Holiday Mini included a number of new products, including the super cute Candy Wrapper Bigz Die (120890). It will make a perfect stocking stuffer, table favour, or wrapping for a tiny gift this holiday season! It's important with this die that you read the instructions that come with it and fold along all the score lines before you put it together! It takes a minute to "get" the idea, but once you do, these go together in a snap!

Step by Step Directions

  1. Fold along all score lines, and ensure you fold them backward and forward. Assemble using Sticky strip to hold together and then twist.
  2. Stamp "Dec 25" on Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and punch out with Decorative Label. Stamp "do not" greeting in Blushing Bride Classic Ink and punch out with 1 inch Circle Punch.
  3. Attach Dec 25th greeting to assembled box with SNAIL. Attach do not greeting with a Stampin' Dimensional.
Run Northern Frost decorative strip through the Big Shot with a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock. Set glimmer brad through centre of snowflake and attach with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Tags Til Christmas (W120847/C121169)
  • Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Cherry Cobbler (119669)Classic Ink
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler (111348), Blushing Bride (119796), Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Accessories: In Color Glimmer Brads (121005), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting System(113439), Candy Wrapper Bigz Die (120890), Northern Frost Decorative Strip (120901)
The Big Shot offers so many great little boxes that can add some style to your holidays. To order any of the supplies for this project you can shop online 24/7 by visiting my store HERE!